Child Care Center Director Salary in the United States

How much does a Child Care Center Director make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Child Care Center Director in the United States is $38 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $34 and $44. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Directs the daily operations of a child care center in accordance with state licensing requirements and regulations. Administers recruiting and staffing processes. Provides training and professional development for staff. Oversees enrollment activities, communications, and events that foster positive relations with families and the community. Ensures that the activities and surroundings meet the needs of children and provide safety and security. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or equivalent. Depending on the location, may require a state specific director certification or a more general certification such as the Child Development Associate (CDA). Typically requires Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Typically reports to senior management. Typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)

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